People who used the giganews VPN on public trackers got DMCA notices and their accounts suspended to.
If you want to use a Swedish, Dutch, ect VPN, they'll likely ignore DMCA requests. If you're using a VPN that is in the US, they have to by law comply with DMCA requests. Being a VPN has no legal protection from DMCA. Only the location of the servers. Not even all dutch VPNs will give you that guarantee, since many of them probably use Leaseweb, who will suspend your account if you get too many.